Mental health

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Mayo Clinic discovers key to happiness, and it’s non-pharmaceutical

Mayo Clinic discovers key to happiness, and it’s non-pharmaceutical

After decades of studying and working with tens of thousands of patients, researchers at the Mayo Clinic say they’ve cracked the code to being happy. … Dr. Amit Sood led the research and says the first and foremost way to be happy is to focus our attention. “You can choose to live focusing on what […]

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Gene blame game: Current lifestyle abuse could be passed on to future generations

Gene blame game: Current lifestyle abuse could be passed on to future generations

Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. … Although the same genes are passed down through generations, scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events. It is […]

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America’s leftward lurch tied to changed views on sexual morality

America’s leftward lurch tied to changed views on sexual morality

Americans’ acceptance of [what was once widely considered] sexual immorality is growing, according to a Gallup report. When asked about the moral acceptability of a range of issues, five of the top six issues that saw an increase in acceptability were related to sexual morality. The largest increase in moral acceptability from 2001 to 2015 […]

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Just looking at nature improves the human brain’s functionality

Just looking at nature improves the human brain’s functionality

While still relatively novel in the United States, so-called “green roofs” — urban rooftops covered with grasses, plants and other types of greenery — are becoming increasingly popular around the world. In France, newly built commercial rooftops must sport either greenery or solar panels, according to a recent law. Facebook, meanwhile, recently installed a massive […]

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Porn and ‘World of Warcraft’ video games ‘digitally rewire’ boys, cause ‘manhood meltdown’

Porn and ‘World of Warcraft’ video games ‘digitally rewire’ boys, cause ‘manhood meltdown’

A distinguished psychologist has argued in a recently published book that pornography and video games are leading young men into alarmingly high rates of “social isolation” and a “modern meltdown of manhood.” Dr. Philip Zimbardo, former president of the American Psychological Association and author of over 50 books, has stated that the two sources of […]

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Chaplain written up for citing his faith to combat suicide in the ranks

Chaplain written up for citing his faith to combat suicide in the ranks

Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was given a “letter of concern” from a superior at Fort Benning for explaining to the class about how his Christian faith helped him through his depression. Col.l David G. Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, delivered the punishment: … “You provided a two-sided handout that […]

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Evangelicals from the dark side: Terrorism filling a spiritual void?

Evangelicals from the dark side: Terrorism filling a spiritual void?

There is so far no evidence to suggest that Alton Nolen, the man who is accused of beheading a coworker in Moore, Okla., Thursday, has any formal connection with terror groups. Yet there is also little doubt that Mr. Nolen was deeply sympathetic toward extremist Muslim groups, posting rambling Islamist invectives, photos of Osama bin […]

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27 year a hermit: Christopher Knight swapped civilization for the Maine woods

27 year a hermit: Christopher Knight swapped civilization for the Maine woods

The hermit set out of camp at midnight, carrying his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and threaded through the forest, rock to root to rock, every step memorized. Not a boot print left behind. It was cold and nearly moonless, a fine night for a raid, so he hiked about an hour to […]

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‘Savage’ radio talk on Robin Williams dissuades listener from copycat suicide

‘Savage’ radio talk on Robin Williams dissuades listener from copycat suicide

Breitbart.com Mental health experts often fear a “copycat” effect after a celebrity commits suicide. So when beloved entertainer Robin Williams took his own life Monday, the possibility of similar suicides became part of the national conversation. Radio talker Michael Savage may have helped one such person take a different path. Savage took a phone call […]

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Robin Williams’ ‘What dreams may come’ explored the after-life for a suicide

Famed comedian and actor Robin Williams, 63,  died Aug. 11 of an apparent suicide. His wife since 2011, graphic designer Susan Schneider, issued the following statement: “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. “On […]